[nycbug-talk] interesting read (old pacemaker thread)

Isaac (.ike) Levy ike at blackskyresearch.net
Sun Mar 3 21:14:46 EST 2013

Hi All,

Ripping open a hot 8 year old thread, does anyone on list remember "the pacemaker scenario"?

On Aug 29, 2011, at 9:08 AM, Isaac Levy wrote:
On Sat, 21 May 2005 alex at pilosoft.com wrote:
>>>> Let's keep in mind that the trustworthiness of a life-critical
>>>> application has everything to do with how that program was written
> http://lists.nycbug.org/pipermail/talk/2005-May/005497.html

I thought I'd pass along this lucid presentation I recently watched:

  "Beyond the War on General Purpose Computing: What's Inside the Box?"
  Cory Docotorow

  Here's a direct URL to the Video:

Keeping things focused on *BSD matters, I'm really curious to know what folks here think about it?

 - TPM modules
 - data ownership
  - property rights, pitted against human rights
 - contemporary redefinition of user/owner
 - repo-man scenarios for pacemakers, etc...
 - dips into some interesting "Free/Open" arguments
   (which I believe are a bit shallow, in the presentation)


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